“Stranger Things: Bizarre & Unusual Stories from Kent”

Our new exhibit, “Stranger Things: Bizarre & Unusual Stories from Kent” will be opening this Friday the 13th! Stop on by and see the strange side of Kent History. Runs through November.

Music from: Intended Force by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Kent Chronicles- Kent’s Ukrainian-American History

At this month’s Chronicles we will look at the history of our Ukrainian-American community in Kent. Our speaker is Oleg Pynda who is the Founder & Executive Director of the Ukrainian Community Center of Washington.
Are you interested in a lively discussion about history? We’ll look at artifacts, watch movie clips and much more!
Intended for adults of all ages and home schooled students.
Saturday, July 22nd, 10am-11:30am

The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions in Kent This Fall

Interested in traditional cultural practices? A new program is looking to hear from you at meetings across the state this summer and fall- including in Kent on Sept.13th, 2-4pm at the Kent Senior Activity Center!
 
“The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions will be Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program, developed and run in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA.
 
What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They are activities and objects that are inseparable from a cultural community. They are expressions of people’s heritage, and help tell their story: foods, occupations, crafts, traditional medicine, storytelling, music, and more.
 
In development now, the Center will serve communities throughout Washington State by surveying, studying, and supporting cultural traditions and tradition bearers through research and a wide range of programming.”
 

Experience Historic Kent This Summer

The Historic Neely-Soames House

Experience Historical Kent has released the dates for this year’s events! Mark them on your calendar and plan to visit some of Kent’s historic sites this summer!

 

Sat. July 29         Greater Kent Historical Society at Farmers market 9AM-2PM

  • Stop by the Greater Kent Historical Museum booth to get information about the museum and the 2017 Experience Historical Kent events happening during the month of August.

Corner of 2nd Ave. N. and W. Meeker St.

 

Sat. Aug. 5          Greater Kent Historical Society at Farmers market 9AM-2PM,

  • Stop by the Greater Kent Historical Museum booth to get information about the museum and the 2017 Experience Historical Kent events happening during the month of August.

Corner of 2nd Ave. N. and W. Meeker St.

 

Mill Creek Historic District walking tour 10AM-2PM

  • Enjoy walking tours in the Mill Creek Neighborhood and view turn of the century and great depression homes kept in character from 72-106 years old.

Greater Kent Historical Museum 855 E. Smith St., Kent

 

Sat. Aug. 12        Greater Kent Historical Society at Farmers market 9AM-2PM,

  • Stop by the Greater Kent Historical Museum booth to get information about the museum and the 2017 Experience Historical Kent events happening during the month of August.

Corner of 2nd Ave. N. and W. Meeker St.

 

Historical Downtown walking tour 11AM-1PM

  • Take as stroll with local historian Eric Reitan around historic downtown and hear stories from the past. (walk limited to the first 25 people)

Corner of 2nd Ave. N. and W. Meeker St.

 

Sun. Aug. 13       All Kent Reunion formally known as Kent Old Timers 1PM-4PM

Kent Senior Activity Center 600 E. Smith St., Kent

 

Sat. Aug. 19        Neely Soames Homestead open house 10AM-2PM,

  • Wander through Neely-Soames Historic Homestead and get a glimpse of the way residents lived in 1885.

5311 S 237th Pl. Kent

 

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum 10AM-4PM,

  • Visit the nation’s only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing with vintage hydroplanes spanning seven decades.

5917 S 196th St, Kent

 

Soos Creek Botanical Gardens and Heritage Center 10AM-4PM,

  • View a 19th century buggy that belonged to a homesteader in the area as well as hundreds of objects and photographs detailing the settling of the rugged Soos Creek Plateau.

29308 132nd Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092

 

Bowen Scarf Classic Car Show 9AM-3PM

  • Free spectator admission and awards for 40+ classes of cars and the best classic Ford car show in the Northwest.

1157 Central Ave N, Kent

 

Sun. Aug 20        Historic Cemeteries bus tour 1:30PM-4:30PM

  • Interested in genealogy? Hop on a free bus tour to five pioneer and one pet cemetery established in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Kent Senior Activity Center 600 E. Smith St., Kent

The Saar Pioneer Cemetary